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Wilkes Community Resources: Child Care / Family Resources

Baby Closet by Hope Ministry

New mothers may get baby items such as diapers, wipes, toiletries, shoes, and clothes 0-24 months; these items can be new or gently used.

514 Elkin Highway

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Post Adoption Success Coach Services

Post Adoption Success Coach Services include connecting families to community resources, helping parents assess their child's needs,

providing adoption education and training, offering opportunities to connect with other adoptive families, offering support for special school needs, helping families manage crisis, providing individual, family, and group counseling, and teaching parenting strategies that work.


Family Services Center


3050 11th Avenue Dr. SE


Hickory, NC 28602




Wilkes Developmental Day School

Comprehensive Child developmental program for children with special needs. Accepts typically developing children. Other programs are available. Day care center/Nursery/Child Care Provider/Preschools and Kindergarten programs/Infants to 22 years of age.

1021 Welborn Avenue

PO 545

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 838-3119

Parent2Parent - Appalachian State University

Parent2Parent provides free support and information to families who have a premature baby or a child with a disability, an emotional or behavioral challenge, a mental illness or a chronic health condition, and also assists families who are grieving the death of a child.

Parent 2 Parent en Espanol

Wilkes County Resources

Reich College of Education

151 Appalachian St, Boone, NC 28607

Barium Springs Home for Children / Children's Hope Alliance

Short term emergency shelter for children in DSS custody, Juvenile Services supervision or referrals through New River Behavioral Health Care. Also offers a family reunification program for children and their families within a 50 mile radius of the center. Residents participate in a behavior modification/motivation system. Offers Medicaid residential treatment and long-term group home care.


507 Courthouse Drive


Courthouse Square


Wilkesboro, NC 28697




Children's Hope Alliance


Smart Start / Wilkes Community Partnership for Children

Helping to find and pay for child care Job Seek: assisting families in seeking jobs with free childcare Child care referrals, family child care homes and centers start-up, technical assistance for centers and family child care homes. Lending library for parents, providers, other professionals who work with preschool-aged children. Emergency scholarship for child care. Provides a variety of partners in one location to benefit those seeking their GED and Adult HS diploma.

1915 West Park Dr. Suite 107

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 838-0977

Wilkes Family Central - Child Care Center

Subsidized Child Care Program along with programs for all ages.

374 Lincoln Heights Road


Wilkesboro, NC 28697



Youth Villages

Youth Village provides direct services ranging from in-home to residential treatment; shares its nationally recognized and evidence-based program models with partners; and supports state child welfare leaders to bring sustainable change to systems.

Youth Villages

Dept. of Social Services

Vouchers for child care, Adoption and Foster Care, Case Management, Medicaid, Food Assistance, Family Planning, Perinatal Services

304 College Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 651-7280

Wilkes County Social Services

Life Alliance LLC

Life Alliance is a private service provider offering one on one support to individuals of all ages with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. The job of our support staff is to teach and assist the consumer with daily living and self- help skills so that the consumer remains and active as well as an independent member of his/ her community. The staff may also provide support to the families of the consumer as necessary.

907 Sparta Road

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-5229


Wilkes Child Care Resource and Referral Service

Search by location for child care providers. Directory includes centers, home providers, More at Four and Head Start programs.


Online Service




Wilkes County 4-H

Wilkes County 4-H offers monthly special interest programs, community clubs, and after school programs at eight community school.

201 Curtis Bridge Road

Suite A

Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Wilkes 4H Club